Are you saying you might have cheated?
Yes, but so did many many other teams. Including the winning one.
Did you cheat more, though?
Talking to OJ afterwards we took pretty much the same route as the winning team so my conscience is clear.
The FRA really do need to sort themselves out though. An orienteer as Planner (and Controller) would be a start...
To be honest, at the front end there was unanimous wall crossing going on once up on the access land. I don't think the teams around us even considered the possibility that crossing points were compulsory. We considered it and concluded not.
Ambiguity seems to be ingrained in FRA nav legs. They never learn. Take any ambiguity and interpretation out of it.
I ran it like an OMM/mountain trial, where they red-line and bend/break lines around impassable walls.
quote from he planner of the 2015 race on Pendle: "I just assumed everyone would know [about the unmarked path going across non-access land as it is used on some of the races up there]". That was a surprise when 10 teams cut in ahead of me after I'd taken the marked footpaths!
Hopefully Jack can do a better job next year.
Planning at Attermire will have been good experience.
sorry, jack wright not wood.